The 1776 Challenge Cup is a global event based on competitions in 75 cities on 5 continents. 3Pillar was chosen to develop the mobile application that will be used for voting at the 1776 Challenge Cup Global Finals on Thursday, March 22nd. The Global Finals are the culmination of the worldwide Challenge Cup startup pitch competition and voting is the method used to choose the overall winner.

The voting app will be used by Challenge Cup attendees to choose the grand prize winner, who will receive $100,000 to fund their ideas. In addition, fans around the world will be watching the event via livestream and will use the 3Pillar app to select a “Fan Favorite.”

3Pillar is pleased to be deeply involved with the Challenge Cup finals, both in terms of providing custom technology and also in terms of mentorship. The day prior to the Challenge Cup, 3Pillar CEO David DeWolf will anchor a panel discussion for entrepreneurs and founders titled “What to Do When You’re Not Raising.”

The 1776 Challenge Cup focuses on startups that tackle meaningful problems and execute world-changing ideas. Contenders are nominated from local startup competitions in 75 cities worldwide. The top 20 nominees are then invited to participate in the Global Finals for the grand prize.

1776 has conducted the Challenge Cup for four years to discover the most promising, highly scalable startups poised to solve complex challenges across borders, regulated industries, and emerging technologies. Winners have included Twiga, a startup from Kenya that developed a mobile-based supply platform for Africa’s retail outlets, kiosks, and market stalls, and MUrgency, a startup from Dubai that created a seamless global emergency response network.

For more information on the 1776 Challenge Cup Global Finals, including a list of finalists and how to purchase tickets to attend, visit the official website. The 1776 Challenge Cup Global Finals will be held at The Anthem in Washington, DC.